Maya Angelou Death: Celebrities React, Pay Tribute to Beloved Author on Twitter
Stars are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Maya Angelou, who died on Wednesday at age 86. After the news of her death spread on social media, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Still I Rise became trending topics on Twitter. Many celebrities are paying tribute to the beloved author and poet by quoting some of her inspirational works. Check out the tweets below, and come back for updates.
Rest with the angels, Maya Angelou. pic.twitter.com/iPNSvui8BL
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 28, 2014
The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all. Rest In Peace… http://t.co/rh83EwhOZ4
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 28, 2014
RIP #MayaAngelou. A wise, beautiful, inspiring soul. She will be terribly missed. #RIP #wisdom #inspiration #loss pic.twitter.com/pWdpelx6Hq
— Brooke Anderson (@BrookeAnderson) May 28, 2014
So saddened by the death of the beautiful @DrMayaAngelou.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 28, 2014
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou, whose words changed so much.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 28, 2014
Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 28, 2014
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – RIP Maya Angelou
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) May 28, 2014
#RIPMayaAngelou You were a hero and an inspiration. I will never forget how you made me feel.
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) May 28, 2014
Her words, poetry and stories were so stirring. And her activism was inspiring. Sad to read about the passing of Maya Angelou. RIP.
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou http://t.co/J3cQOyNPwk
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou been wanting to post this quote for a long time…today it’s in your honor. #truth http://t.co/6x0rTf0ODf
— mariamenounos(@mariamenounos) May 28, 2014
My heart and soul hurt today because of the passing of a true Genious Maya Angelou. Heaven has another wonderful angel walking its golden st
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou. A great woman.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 28, 2014
RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us…
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) May 28, 2014
#RIP Maya Angelou, who reminded us “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within”
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou. RT @DrMayaAngelou: Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) May 28, 2014
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou – who was utterly amazing.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, a true American hero. A woman of uncommon eloquence & strength. The stars are less lonesome now, the caged bird is free.
— rose mcgowan(@rosemcgowan) May 28, 2014
Her words, her passion, her adventures, her life… Literally gave me LIFE! Such a wonderful woman and life … http://t.co/GcV0jBbahQ
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou pic.twitter.com/BxyTh03TJw
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) May 28, 2014
Thank You #MayaAngelou :’)
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 28, 2014
Sweet Maya Angelou, rest in peace, amazing woman. What a light.
— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) May 28, 2014
Saddened by the news of Maya Angelou’s passing. A brilliant woman who contributed so much to the world. Her light will be sorely missed.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) May 28, 2014